India’s IT Rules undermine user security, says WhatsApp CEO

2021-09-15 06:07:03

India’s revised Information Technology Guidelines that requires technology platforms to trace the origin of flagged messages “undermines security that end-to-end encryption provides
,
WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart told technology publication The Verge on Monday
, adding that the move could see more countries worldwide following suit.

“With the IT rules in India, the specific thing those rules would require is us to build some system [to comply] if someone comes to us and says “Hey, someone

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‘Reengineer platforms’ to ensure traceability, govt to social media

2021-09-07 06:47:15

The government has reiterated its stand in favour of traceability, making it clear that social media platforms like WhatsApp must “reengineer their platforms” if need be to help law enforcement agencies trace the origin of messages that are creating any law and order issue, official sources told ET.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has
taken the government to court challenging the traceability mandate in the new Intermediary Guidelines. But, in recent meeting with social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter

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